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Activity types and characterisation in dramatic discourse

McIntyre, Dan and Culpeper, Jonathan (2008) Activity types and characterisation in dramatic discourse. In: First Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE), 8 - 11 October 2008, University of Freiburg, Germany. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper aims to enhance our understanding of how characterisation works in dramatic texts, whether written for the stage or the film screen, and to futher the development of a stylistics of drama. Regarding characterisation, we aim to contribute both to an understanding of how characters are constructed in texts by writers and to how they are conceived by readers. Thus,
our general approach might be described as cognitive stylistic, although this paper will focus much more on language than cognition. Regarding the stylistics of drama, we hope to assist in the redress of the quantitative imbalance in work investigating the different literary genres: the quantity of work on drama pales into insignificance compared with work on poetry and prose.
Even less work has looked at language and characterisation in plays.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2008 16:43
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2011 11:44
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/2912

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